James Fraser received his bachelor’s degree and a certificate in project management from the University of Washington.
James’s career has involved work in research data coordination and project management. He has held research project management positions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), Group Health Research Institute (GHRI), and the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation in Seattle, Washington. While at FHCRC, James worked on the NIH-funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study and coordinated its ancillary studies through the University of Washington’s Clinical Research Center. He was a project manager for AHRQ-funded contracts regarding clinical preventive services, team-based primary care, and patients with multiple chronic conditions.
James joined the Memory and Aging Center in September 2014 and is the project manager for the CMS-funded Care Ecosystem study, an innovative clinical program that builds on the UCSF Memory and Aging Center's 15-year history of offering high-quality dementia care, while incorporating the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s specialized expertise in functional monitoring and rural dementia care. By supporting family caregivers, keeping patients healthy, and helping them prepare together for advancing illness, this study aims to improve satisfaction with care, prevent emergency-related health care costs, and keep patients in the home longer.